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Housing Starts Continued to Trend Higher in January

Housing starts continued to climb year-over-year in January, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.567 million, according to estimates from the...

Fannie Mae: Housing Likely to Stay on ‘Firm Growth Track’

New forecasts from Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group suggest that low mortgage rates and strong demand will help grow...

MBA: Applications for New Home Purchases Jumped 40% in January

Applications for mortgages for new home purchases jumped a whopping 40% in January compared with December and were up 35.3% compared with...

Freddie Mac: Baby Boomers Don’t Want to Budge

Freddie Mac’s recent “Profile of Today’s Renter and Owner” report shows that while vast majorities of renters and owners believe their current...

‘Build It and They Will Buy It:’ Economy Added 225K Jobs in January

The U.S. economy added about 225,000 new jobs in January compared with December, while the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6%,...

Consumer Sentiment: Bullish on Home-Buying

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 1.3 points in January, to reach 93.0: the third consecutive month that saw an...

For-Sale Housing Inventory Sinks Like a Stone

According to realtor.com’s January Monthly Housing Trends Report, national housing inventory declined 13.6% in January, representing the steepest year-over-year decrease in more...

Zillow: A Bit Less of a Frenzy for Home Purchases

According to a new analysis from Zillow, as the housing market returned to normal after years of intense bidding wars in many...

Homeowner Equity Remains in Very Good Shape

ATTOM Data Solutions’ fourth-quarter 2019 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report shows that 14.5 million residential properties in the U.S. were considered...

Increased Buying Power Puts Pressure on Home Prices

The December 2019 Mortgage Monitor Report from Black Knight Inc. suggests that low interest rates in late 2019 helped accelerate home-price growth...

Pending Home Sales Fell in December But Are Expected to Rebound

After increasing slightly in November, pending home sales fell 4.9% in December, dropping to a score of 103.2 on the National Association...

Report Shows Pent-Up Demand Ready to Break Loose

A new report from Redfin suggest that the U.S. housing market is off to a strong start in 2020, as a deepening...

NAR: Purchasing vs. Renting Is Still Imbalanced, but Improving

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) quarterly “Rent vs. Buy” report says that after years of skyrocketing home prices, the combination of...

New Home Sales Dipped in December But Were Still Up 23% Year Over Year

New home sales in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000, down 0.4% compared with a revised 697,000 in...

Fannie Mae: Housing will be a Significant Contributor to Economic Growth in 2020

Fannie Mae is forecasting that the U.S. economy will grow by 2.1% in 2020 - with housing helping to propel much of...

Indices Show Small Increases in Home Prices

Data from the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices show that home prices continued to increase at a modest rate across the U.S....

Arch MI: Home Affordability Is the Best in 30 Years

According to the Winter edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR) from Arch Mortgage Insurance Co. (Arch MI), affordability remains...

Existing-Home Sales Rose in December; 2020 Expected to be ‘Great Year For Housing’

Existing-home sales in December increased to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million, up 3.6% compared with November and up 10.8% compared...

Low Mortgage Rates: A Positive and Negative Influence on Potential

According to First American’s “Potential Home Sales Model” for December 2019, the number of potential existing-home sales is 5.3 million: a figure...

Housing Starts Jumped Nearly 17% in December

Housing starts in December surged to an annual rate of 1.608 million, an increase of 16.9% compared with November and up 40.8%...

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